Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Washington DC Bottomless Brunch: Local 16 on U street

I hope everyone had a fabulous Holiday season! I definitely did, it was one for the books. Over the NYE break I ended up brunching twice in 4 days...eek (worth it though!). On Friday we brunched at Cava Mezze in Arlington (review here) - it was super delicious the second time around, and has to be one of my favorite places to brunch.  

On Sunday a big group of us had the ultimate Sunday Funday that started out at Local 16 on U Street. They have a great bottomless deal for $27 that includes an entree and bottomless drinks (mimosas, bellinis, pomegranate mimosas, beer and a few other drinks). There is a two hour time limit for bottomless which is more then enough time to get your drink on if that's your thing. The pomegranate mimosa was a little too sweet and artificial tasting for me, but I enjoyed the oj mimosa and the Bellini. The table liked all three. 
There were 11 of us there and we all got a pretty good variety of dishes. The most ordered dish was the Chicken/Lamb Karahi. I didn't get a chance to try the chicken, but the Lamb Karahi spicy tomato-ginger-garlic sauce, 2 over-easy eggs, home fries, Afghan bread, side cilantro-walnut-jalapeno sauce was out of this word. Perfectly cooked lamb, yolky eggs and the green sauce. If you enjoy lamb this a MUST have dish. So much so that the two people that have been to this brunch before ordered this again instead of trying something new. 

Jasmine ordered the Afghan Omelet tomatoes, spring onions, cilantro, mozzarella, home fries, side cilantro-walnut-jalapeno sauce. This is another must order dish. The cheese was gooey and wonderful on the inside and it was just the perfect omelet. Both the lamb and omelet were served with a cilantro, walnut, jalapeƱo sauce (green sauce as I like to call it) that was herby and fresh and I wanted to put it on everything. It's similar to those you get at an Afghan kabob house. 
I ordered the Spicy Lamb Sausage Pizza cherry tomatoes, spring onions, tomato sauce, mozzarella, potatoes, topped with an egg over easy. This was just ok - a little heavy on the potatoes and not my favorite pizza in general but I am a pizza snob. Liam ordered the Breakfast Platter two eggs any style, home fries, choice of bacon, spicy lamb sausage or chorizo which he enjoyed but thought was very basic. As a table we split the French Toast - it was a nice sweet bite or two and perfect dish for sharing. Although I didn't try it, I spotted the Eggs Benedicts at the other end of the table and they looked spot on. 
Service was great, mimosas were flowing and with the exception of the pizza the food was delicious. Worth going to brunch whether or not you do the bottomless option.

Would I come back? Yes. 


1602 U Street NW

Washington, DC 
Local 16 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Other Bottomless Brunches I <3
PJ Clarkes
El Centro 
Acre 121
Ambar
Cava Mezze 


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